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I learned _________ during Heart Health Month

Friday, February 04, 2011

Today I went to a lecture offered at my job (hospital) in celebration of National Heart Health Month. The lecture was performed by a well known cardiologist here at the hospital and I learned some statistics that i want to share with you

Every since year 1900, except 1 year 1988, cardiovascular disease has been the #1 killer of American men n women.

A child born today have a 50% chance of dieing from cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular is the greatest threat to our health

In 2008 82 million Americans had cardiovascular disease
that is 1 out of every 3 and More than half were women

Some of the percentages of cardiovascular disease cases reported among race and gender the year of 2008 (greatest to least):

47.3% african american women
African American Men
Caucasian men
Caucasian women 34%

Cardiovascular disease cost the healthcare system 286 billion a year.

Cardiovascular disease is:

Heart attaches
High blood pressure
Heart failure

76 million Americans had high blood pressure
16 million stroke
Heart Attacks
Heart Failure (least reported cases of cardiovascular disease in 2008)

Death rates from Cardiovascular disease in 2007:
Over 8 hundred thousand
1 in every 3 Americans

Highest to least death rates in 2007 by race and gender:

African American men (highest)
Caucasian Men
African American women
Caucasian women (least)

Cardiovascular disease biggest killers from biggest to least:

50% coronary heart disease (heart attaches, etc)
17% stroke

Minosota lowest stated with Cardiovascular disease
Mississippi state with Cardiovascular disease highest
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